I’ve been using iTunes for my DJ library for years. I keep a separate library just for DJ tracks, and I’ve tagged my tracks with all sorts of custom metadata. I then use smart playlists to keep it all organized in iTunes.
Why I’ve always favored this method is that every DJ program out there can read iTunes libraries. So I organize once, and then moving around with different programs isn’t an issue.
Now, with Engine Prime, I’m curious as to know what everyone’s iTunes workflows are?
Right now I’ve created a few crates and drags some tracks over from my iTunes playlists into the crates for export.
I’m wondering if there’s a better way?
Is there a need for crates at all if everything is already in iTunes organized nicely? What would be the benefit?